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Haldon
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Alias Haldon Halfmaester
Allegiance House Targaryen
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Haldon, called Haldon Halfmaester, is a healer and the tutor for Young Griff.

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Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Haldon

Haldon is clean-shaven with a lined, ascetic face, and wears his hair pulled back and tied in a knot behind his head. He has cool grey eyes. He studied at the Citadel but did not earn enough links to become a maester.

Haldon has the largest cabin on the Shy Maid. Its walls are lined with bookshelves and has bins for old parchments and scrolls and racks of ointments, herbs and potions. It is furnished with a bunk, writing desk, chair, stool, and cyvasse table.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Haldon meets Illyrio Mopatis's litter and escorts Tyrion Lannister to meet up with the rest of the party as they set sail to Volantis. Soon after meeting Haldon Tyrion realizes that he would do well to be careful around him.[1]

During the journey on the river Rhoyne, Haldon plays cyvasse with Tyrion, who suggests that they play for secrets; Haldon is confident he will win. They play for three hours and it is implied that Haldon loses.[2][3] The books do not mention which secrets he forfeited but Tyrion later reveals he knows the identity of Young Griff.[4]

After an attack by the stone men, Haldon checks Tyrion for greyscale by sticking a knife into Tyrion's toes and fingers. Griff sends him to Selhorys to investigate rumors that Yandry and Ysilla heard there, taking Tyrion with him. He lets Tyrion go to the whorehouse where Ser Jorah Mormont surprises Tyrion and takes him prisoner.[5]

Haldon goes to Griffin's Roost with Griff, who is actually Jon Connington, and assumes the duties of the castle maester, as the previous maester was killed in the taking of the castle. He relays what he learns of the castle's letters to Jon.[6]

Quotes

A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands.[2]
The Lannisters make enemies easily but have a harder time keeping friends.[6]

References and Notes

  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion.
  3. Haldon says Tyrion will defeat him "the day turtles crawl out my arse". Later Tyrion tells the other crew-members Haldon was feeling uncomfortable because "turtles are crawling out his arse".
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 18, Tyrion.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn (Griff II).
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